Gun Legislation

Government
4:27 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

TN Police Officer: Open Carry Gun Bill Hurts All of Us

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A Union City police officer says an open carry gun bill in Tennessee could potentially detriment public safety.

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2013 TN General Assembly
5:02 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Tennessee AG Says State Can’t Nullify Federal Gun Laws

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Bills in the Tennessee legislature that attempt to block the enforcement of federal gun laws in the state are unconstitutional. That’s according to a just-released opinion from the state’s top lawyer.

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Society
12:34 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Gun Control Forum - Full Discussion Online

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Today on Sounds Good, we welcomed a panel of local representatives to speak about the issue of gun control from their respective areas of expertise. Our guests were Llena Chavis, licensed clinical social worker and a faculty member in Murray State's Department of Social Work; Dave Howe, Murray Police Department's Crime Prevention Sergeant; and Tracy McKinney, co-owner of First Choice Firearms in Murray. State Representative Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville was initially on the panel, but had to cancel to due to scheduling conflicts. Thank you to everyone who wrote to us or called in with questions.

Society
2:16 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday

Join us for a special one hour Sounds Good forum on Gun Control, with host Chad Lampe. The Friday morning panel discussion airs from 11:00 to 12:00 and includes four stake-holders in the current gun control debate, along with your questions.

When: Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m.

Who:

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2013 TN General Assembly
3:36 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Tennessee "Guns in Trunks" Legislation Seems Likely to Pass House

Tennessee’s so-called “guns in trunks” legislation is up for a vote of the full Senate Monday night, and it now appears set for smooth sailing in the state House. Speaker Beth Harwell says it will likely pass.

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2013 KY General Assembly
2:33 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reduce Gun Violence in Kentucky

Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.

The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also allow cities and colleges to ban guns and would require private background checks for every gun sale in Kentucky.

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Politics
1:42 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Senator Paul Considers Legislative Move Against Presidential Executive Orders

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  U.S.  Senator  Rand Paul said he'll examine President Obama's just-announced executive orders to see if the president has overstepped his authority — and, if he believes so, will introduce legislation to overturn the orders. 

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